Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find PhD projects and scholarships. Some of our funding options are linked to specific projects, whilst others can be applied more flexibly, allowing you to choose your research area and supervisor. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. Former students may be eligible for a 10% discount on fees with our alumni bursary.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training UK and EU See CDTs for details
EPSRC DTP Studentships UK and EU Details will be available in Oct 2019
Endowed Research Scholarships 2019/20 Chemistry UK and EU 3 June 2019 (17:00 UK time)

Directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Reconfigurable Polymers via Supramolecular Self-Sorting - Organic chemistry UK and EU 19 August 2019
ERC-Funded PhD studentship on Dynamic Control of Crystallization Processes using Microfluidic Systems Chemistry UK and EU 1 September 2019

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
New Chemistry for Carbon Capture and Storage Chemistry UK only Applications accepted all year round
Bio-Inspired Approaches to Functional Nanocomposites - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Activity-directed synthesis of bioactive small molecules - Organic chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Identification of mlm receptor antagonists for treatment of cancer - Organic chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Unravelling interkingdom signalling using chemical probes - Organic chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Polyvalent Multifunctional Nanoparticles to Address Resistance Bacteria Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Development of carbon-based heterogeneous (photo)catalysts Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Quantum and Classical Molecular Dynamics - Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Spin-crossover compounds – switchable materials from simple metal complexes - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Machine learning for chemical manufacture - Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Functionalised amino-acid analogues for chemical proteomics - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Feedback-responsive protocells - Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Electrochemical synthesis, catalyst screening and optimisation of base-metal catalysts using a flow reactor platform - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Probing Viral Receptor-Sugar Interactions using Multifunctional Glycan-Nanoparticle - Organic chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Silver-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes for anticancer applications - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
A comparative study of metallic ions in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars - Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Metal complexes of radical ligands - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Metallosupramolecular assemblies and metal-organic frameworks - Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Molecular dynamics simulation of nonlinear terahertz spectroscopies - Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications are accepted all year round
Novel Polymer Architectures for Controlled Release Applications Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The kinetics of astrochemical and planetary reactions studied at very low temperatures - Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round